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Adam

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  • H. P. Lovecraft, Volume 1: 'The Lurking Fear' and 'The Thing on the Doorstep'

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By David Healy
    Overall
    (54)
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    (49)
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    (49)

    Howard Phillips Lovecraft is among the greatest American writers of fantasy and the supernatural. Born in 1890, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, his health was uncertain from childhood and he led a sheltered early life. His semi-invalidism enabled him to read omnivorously, and as a shy imaginative child he began to invent what would in his adult life become a whole macabre fantastic world of his own, peopled by creatures out of his own weird imagination.

    Stephen J. Smith says: "Classic Horror But With Noticeable Audio Problems"
    "Bad audio. Boring story."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I won't be re-dipping my toes in the H.P. Lovecraft pond. I don't find his vague style of horror all that interesting nor frightening. Lovecraft seems to avert descriptive writing by saying things like, "a face so horrific I can't describe it," or, "a feeling so chilling I can't explain." Try. You're an author. Or were an author, as it is.

    Also, the audio on this book is bad. There is a strange echo, almost as if someone's monitor headphones were turned too loud in the recording booth. Around 1:54:00 there's even a click track that becomes accidentally audible for a few seconds. Just amateur technical production. Distracting.


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